Pastor’s Corner – August 2, 2020

Pastor’s Corner – August 2, 2020


August 1 – 2, 2020


The Year of St. Joseph
(August 16, 2020 – May 1, 2021)

150 years ago, Pope Pius IX declared St. Joseph as the Universal Patron of the Church.  In light of this anniversary, Bishop Deshotel has established a year of St. Joseph in the Diocese of Lafayette from August 16th of this year until May 1st of 2021.  During this year, we as a diocese will meditate on St. Joseph’s life, befriend him in prayer, and seek his protection.  Be on the lookout for events celebrating this year in your parish, in one of the 13 Church parishes named for St. Joseph, and across the entire diocese.

Celebrations Around the Diocese
August 2020 – “Joseph and the Universal Church”

• Opening Mass with Bishop Deshotel
St. Joseph (Patterson)
Sunday, August 16 at 9:00am

• Evening Prayer with Bishop Deshotel
Cathedral (Lafayette)
Sunday, August 16 at 6:00pm

• Parish Mission
St. Leo the Great (Lafayette)
Wednesday, August 19 and Thursday, August 20 at 6:30pm

• Parish Mission
St. Joseph (Ville Platte)
Saturday, August 22 at 6:00pm

September 2020 – “Tutor of Christ: Joseph and Catechesis”

• Parish Mission
St. Joseph (Evangeline)
Tuesday, September 1 at 5:00pm

• West Deanery Celebration
St. Joseph (Rayne)
Thursday, September 3 at 6:00pm

October 2020 – “Husband of Mary: Marian Devotion”

• St. Joseph Week
Catholic Schools across the Diocese
Monday, October 12 – Friday, October 16

• Parish Mission
St. Joseph (Patterson)
Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30pm